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Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

August 27, 2017

Radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure. ... Read more

From DNA to Decision-making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward a Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects

June 22, 2017

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children.... Read more

Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential to Recover From Advanced Heart Failure

January 17, 2017

Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.... Read more

Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

December 26, 2016

After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine finds that individuals with symptoms that put them at increased risk for heart disease could be more likely to have shoulder problems, including joint pain and rotator cuff injury. ... Read more

Silent Heart Attacks Can Still Be Deadly

May 17, 2016

Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. And according to a new study, half of them don’t even know it. Instead, they suffer what are known as “silent” heart attacks. ... Read more

Mammograms and Heart Disease

March 28, 2016

Mammograms are important diagnostic tools when it comes to detecting breast cancer. A new study says they also could help detect potential heart problems as well. ... Read more

4 Foods for Your Heart

June 19, 2015

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Here, we share some foods that may improve your heart’s health: ... Read more

What Does Your Dentist Know About Your Heart?

April 06, 2015

Learn more about how gum health affects your heart.... Read more

Every Beat Matters

November 03, 2014

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women. So, then why do so many ignore the symptoms?... Read more

Long Working Hours Are Bad for Your Heart

September 29, 2014

If you work too much, you won't have time for proper exercise, plenty of sleep and other things that are essential to good health.... Read more

How to Prevent Heart Disease

February 25, 2014

Learn the risk factors of heart disease and how you can prevent it.... Read more

Are You Headed for Type 2 Diabetes?

January 17, 2014

If left untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney disease, heart disease and stroke. The good news: it can be prevented.... Read more